Why Was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 SO AWESOME?!

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • Modern Warfare 2 was the big turning point in the Call of Duty series for many fans. While COD 4 was unanimously acclaimed and well-received, MW2 did not enjoy the same level of praise. So what's the deal? Was this game nothing more than a product of it's time? Or is there some secret formula to the franchises success hidden away?
    Only one way to find out...

    ____TIME STAMPS____
    0:00 - Introduction
    4:28 - Campaign/Story Analysis
    17:34 - Campaign Gameplay & Criticisms
    21:39 - Multiplayer, Weapons, Perks, Class Customization
    29:42 - Killstreaks
    34:43 - Map Design
    41:33 - Spec Ops
    43:27 - Conclusion

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  • The Act Man
    The Act Man  4 months ago +3699


    ____TIME STAMPS____
    0:00 - Introduction
    4:28 - Campaign/Story Analysis
    17:34 - Campaign Gameplay & Criticisms
    21:39 - Multiplayer, Weapons, Perks, Class Customization
    29:42 - Killstreaks
    34:43 - Map Design
    41:33 - Spec Ops
    43:27 - Conclusion

    • Loyal Piper
      Loyal Piper 6 days ago

      the most annoying thing is i played no russian a year ago and you don't have to gun down the civillians in the airport, you don't have to fire a single shot till the police

    • Some Random Max Fan
      Some Random Max Fan 7 days ago

      *E N E M Y N U K E I N C O M I N G*

    • SilentNewbee
      SilentNewbee 15 days ago

      Btw, @The Act Man I think you should check what some random dudes writes in subtitles. Low quality of subs compared even to auto-subs and a lot of N-words.

    • Ross Van De Hey
      Ross Van De Hey 25 days ago

      Time stamp
      12:38 John cena

    • Scarlett Lol surprise dolls
      Scarlett Lol surprise dolls 29 days ago

      The Act Man I trust your review more than any other video game review

  • Kyle Lehn
    Kyle Lehn 3 hours ago

    In regards to the declaration of war, I think it's less that he was an American or that they didn't look into it, and more that they DID, and found an American CIA operative working in collusion with Makarov. They probably thought Makarov and his terrorists were CIA.

  • TanWam
    TanWam 3 hours ago

    In terms of the campaigns, the MW trilogy was so fucking good

  • Douglas Thompson
    Douglas Thompson 9 hours ago

    You mean the War on Terror that is still going on?

  • NizzyTV
    NizzyTV 15 hours ago

    "every weapon has its place"
    *looks at UMP*
    this man is high.

  • Mr. Do the Gamer
    Mr. Do the Gamer 15 hours ago

    I laughed so hard at 30:32

  • Pri vate
    Pri vate 19 hours ago

    This game, halo 3, left for dead 2, devil may cry 3, mgs3, god I wish these were made today with the new graphics and no DLC pay to win BS

  • DaBearBoi From The West

    *sees the words “Loose Ends”*
    *War flashbacks*

  • Journey95 Far
    Journey95 Far 22 hours ago

    COD MW2 is no doubt the best COD game in terms of story AND multiplayer. Great video btw, subscribed

  • Connieandblyde Monsters

    I've watched this multiple times for them nostalgia feels

  • ZeldaSnake300
    ZeldaSnake300 Day ago

    11:05 dude that’s a militia. A “military force” would have a uniform. They’re clearly wearing casual clothing with body armor.

    Also I have Brazilian family and experience in the country. And that’s for damn sure not what their military wears.

  • Dia
    Dia Day ago

    Train go boom

  • Oliver Steinbeck

    30:40 but i did ;)

  • OldGenBlackOps3 Richtofen

    R.I.P Ghost
    You vill be missed

  • Chip Douglas
    Chip Douglas Day ago

    I love the random Teletubbies part. Lol.

  • ERRandDEL
    ERRandDEL Day ago

    There you are. Playing the PvP in your modern warfare shooter, and all of the sudden, you're an *op-for* . You didn't ask for this. You didn't *choose* this. Yet there it is. And it's treated no differently than playing an *American* soldier.

  • Mr Somerset Gaming

    This and BO1 are my favourite COD Campaigns

  • JustSome RandomAsian

    funny story of no russian, you can play the mission without killing a single civilian/airport security/ FSB

  • Tominite
    Tominite 2 days ago

    Can we get the gameplay of MW2 plz?

  • liam white
    liam white 2 days ago

    My favorite COD

  • Greg DiDomenico
    Greg DiDomenico 2 days ago

    Running 3, 4, 5 killstreak (UAV, Counter UAV, Sentry Gun) with my 4 man squad in team tactical was the best.

  • HQ Awesomeness
    HQ Awesomeness 2 days ago

    I have 2000 hours played on mw2

  • Furry Boi
    Furry Boi 2 days ago

    I loved ghost 😭

  • Sean-E-Boy
    Sean-E-Boy 3 days ago

    Act man release that edited mHHHHH WHAT YOU SAYYYYY edit of general shepard killing ghost and roach as a seperate video who cares if it gets claimed we deserve to see it

  • Sean-E-Boy
    Sean-E-Boy 3 days ago

    Last time there was an attack on US soil by a military force your white house got burnt down and Canada said fucken right buddy lets pidder padder lets get on home and have some good ol canadian beer which is stronger than that american Shite. You didnt push no one back the canadians did after you pushed into YORK and we pushed you all the way back to the whitehouse set it on fire and that was the end

  • Sean-E-Boy
    Sean-E-Boy 3 days ago +1

    What pisses me off is how people always think when Makarov says no Russian they think hes talking about killing everyone and not leaving anyone alive but what he really means is Speak no russian because they dont want the media to think it was a russian attack

  • Sir. Newton Clarence

    MW2's OST, in my opinion, is on par with World at War's, who could expect anything less from the great Hans Zimmer?

  • Goldcreeper1356
    Goldcreeper1356 3 days ago

    Cod fans when the act man makes a halo video |TACTICAL NUKE INBOUND|

  • No Name
    No Name 3 days ago

    Cod 4,mw2,bo1,bo2,and mw3 I guess Will be the best cods released. No argument

  • The Amateur Reviewer

    Having watched Dr Strangelove recently, I'm noticing a lot of parallels between General Shepherd and General Ripper, the antagonist of Dr Strangelove.

  • Spud
    Spud 3 days ago

    I totally loved MW2 multiplayer maps. They were a bit small but very big inside. You have houses you could enter and hide / camp. Every CoD game after MW2 has the multiplayer maps been shit and crappy. Normally i hate multiplayer, but MW2 had something about it, the maps.

    Today CoD games are made for one thing, DLC = money

  • Agnarr Salventius
    Agnarr Salventius 3 days ago

    Three best characters in the modern timeline - Ghost, Soap, and Price.
    Soap and Price are badasses, and Ghost... uh... he's just awesome.

  • liFE 707
    liFE 707 4 days ago

    Seeing ghost die right then and there was honestly to me one of the most impacting things I’ve experienced from any game

  • Zeus Pursley
    Zeus Pursley 4 days ago

    I'm genuinely curious of whether or not that "mmm whatcha say" snippit still got the video claimed

  • Femalewolf
    Femalewolf 4 days ago

    I know the video was launched a long time ago, but i have to make a minor correction : The people you fight against in the Favelas at Rio de Janeiro aren't military personnel, in fact, the military is fighting against the criminals in Favelas at Rio currently. The fighters are criminals; Killers, drug-sellers, rapist, robbers and all other shit. Keep in mind that it isn't a important mistake and corrected it for the sake of myself, the game is still great

  • Tyler Smith
    Tyler Smith 4 days ago

    Still shocking
    Opens up on them

  • Piper Krier
    Piper Krier 4 days ago

    The missile was actually a nuke but was just an airburst that releases an EMP effect

  • Minedpear 8439
    Minedpear 8439 5 days ago

    They should fucking remaster this game

  • Human Grunt
    Human Grunt 5 days ago

    12:35 and then you found a lost VDV dude
    guess he entered the wrong plane

  • MST545
    MST545 5 days ago

    I still love MW2 even play it today! I remember when I was running in a clan I was the Heavy Weapons expert. I don't know why but all things "Heavy" just worked well for me. I always ran stuff that did Double Damage to vehicles and deployables. When I'm in the room, enemy tech better beware! And oh my god Terminal! THAT is my home! I think Terminal is the map that everyone loves, and it shows being brought back in the installments outside of its launch title

  • i suk at livv
    i suk at livv 5 days ago

    I mean Infinity Ward could have created "Commie Zombies"

  • poop punch
    poop punch 6 days ago

    No it's actually it's true history is filled with liar...

  • Streamer By the way
    Streamer By the way 6 days ago +3

    Ah 2009. Call of duty, minecraft and when video games weren't recycled every year.

  • Lee Hessey
    Lee Hessey 6 days ago


  • Xnorofv 22
    Xnorofv 22 6 days ago +1

    *coacane wafare 2* im dying

  • Chunky Gang
    Chunky Gang 6 days ago

    Lol I remember when I was little, I thought the predator missile was a cactus

  • Hyper Bridgeo
    Hyper Bridgeo 7 days ago


  • Skeleton Gaming
    Skeleton Gaming 7 days ago

    One of my favorite parts of the whole video is when he said and last stand is if you want to be a little bicth

  • Jahn Luna
    Jahn Luna 7 days ago

    Last stand is if u want too be a annoying bitch😂😂😂 soo true👽 28:43

  • 14XenonGaming14
    14XenonGaming14 7 days ago

    Why... Why do I feel like The Act Man sometimes sounds like Homer Simpson?

  • F.O.A.C ML
    F.O.A.C ML 7 days ago

    MW2 Lobbies was our Vietnam

  • E dub
    E dub 7 days ago


  • Steven Rowlands
    Steven Rowlands 8 days ago

    Remember no Russian

  • Ben Kersten
    Ben Kersten 8 days ago

    My favorite thing about no Russian is two of the other shooters are scripted to die durring the SWAT shootout so they had two other bodies who were probally russian

  • David Galstjan
    David Galstjan 8 days ago +2

    Something tells me act man does cocaine from time to time

  • _ThatOneCritic_
    _ThatOneCritic_ 8 days ago

    V E R Y R E A L I S T I C

  • Void Silent
    Void Silent 8 days ago

    This might be the best video I have watched on TVclip

  • Jaucelin Fenelus
    Jaucelin Fenelus 9 days ago

    In the plot hole that you mentioned it is not far fetched that the Russian gov wanted a war to begin with so they set up a scenario alongside makorov to not only have an excuse to attack but to also rally their people against the US for the atrocities

  • Frizoncio
    Frizoncio 9 days ago

    you clearly havent played cod b4 if you think that mw2 wasnt the most pure cod ever

  • Random Person
    Random Person 9 days ago

    Can you do cod ghost???

  • RenegadeSamurai
    RenegadeSamurai 9 days ago

    ENEMY AC 130 ABOVE!!!! (the dread in that line)
    Enemy Nuke in coming!....It's over....(the voice gets quite sad and desperate in the end)

  • Southpaw music
    Southpaw music 9 days ago +1

    Waiting for why was COD 4 so awesome (though I'm not even sure if it was)

  • Recon
    Recon 9 days ago

    IW invented the dab in 2009 smh

    ADEQUATE GAMER 10 days ago


  • David Roudebush
    David Roudebush 10 days ago

    I do no Russian without feeling anything from it

  • David Roudebush
    David Roudebush 10 days ago

    People who don’t like mw2 are chaff

  • David Roudebush
    David Roudebush 10 days ago

    I loved this game growing up

  • Swzn
    Swzn 10 days ago

    Guys we can bring it back we just gotta play it again

  • Joseph Stallin'
    Joseph Stallin' 10 days ago

    One thing I think (even as a huge Halo fan) MW2's soundtrack is fucking fantastic. It sets such a great tone for the missions. Especially when you first see the white house under siege, or when you pull the knife. Truly, an underrated aspect that seems to never be brought up.

  • Michael Marlow
    Michael Marlow 11 days ago

    The nostalgia in watching this video. I'll never forget the first time I got my nuke, before One Man Army became the meta